Amelia Earhart: A Biography by Doris L. RichShe died mysteriously before she was forty. Yet in the last decade of her life Amelia Earhart soared from obscurity to fame as the best-known female aviator in the world. She set record after record—among them, the first trans-Atlantic solo flight by a woman, a flight that launched Earhart on a double career as a fighter for womens rights and a tireless crusader for commercial air travel. Doris L. Richs exhaustively researched biography downplays the “What Happened to Amelia Earhart?” myth by disclosing who Amelia Earhart really was: a woman of three centuries, born in the nineteenth, pioneering in the twentieth, and advocating ideals and dreams relevant to the twenty-first.
Her disappearance during a flight around the world in became an enduring mystery, fueling much speculation. In addition to her piloting feats, Earhart was known for encouraging women to reject constrictive social norms and to pursue various opportunities, especially in the field of aviation. Amelia Earhart was famous during her life for her numerous aviation records, most notably being the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean When she became a celebrity for her aviation feats, she began delivering lectures and writing books about her flights. While still a child, Earhart displayed an adventurous and independent nature for which she would later become known.
Amelia Earhart, biography
Born in Atchison, Kansas , Earhart developed a passion for adventure at a young age, steadily gaining flying experience from her twenties. In , Earhart became the first female passenger to cross the Atlantic by airplane accompanying pilot Wilmer Stultz , for which she achieved celebrity status. In , piloting a Lockheed Vega 5B , Earhart made a nonstop solo transatlantic flight , becoming the first woman to achieve such a feat. During an attempt to make a circumnavigational flight of the globe in in a Purdue-funded Lockheed Model E Electra , Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island. Amelia was the second child of the marriage, after an infant was stillborn in August Alfred Otis had not initially favored the marriage and was not satisfied with Edwin's progress as a lawyer. A spirit of adventure seemed to abide in the Earhart children, with the pair setting off daily to explore their neighborhood.
Amelia Earhart, fondly known as "Lady Lindy," was an American aviator who mysteriously disappeared in while trying to circumnavigate the globe from the equator. Earhart was the 16th woman to be issued a pilot's license. She had several notable flights, including becoming the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean in as well as the first person to fly over both the Atlantic and Pacific. Earhart was legally declared dead in Earhart was born on July 24, , in Atchison, Kansas, in America's heartland.